Hillary Clinton Would Now Beat Donald Trump by a Landslide, Poll Says

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks to the audience at the annual convention of the American Federation of Teachers Friday, July 13, 2018 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Jeff Swensen/Getty Images

A survey shows that if the 2016 presidential election were held today Hillary Clinton would win the popular vote. The American Barometer was conducted by Hill.TV and the polling company HarrisX.

Based on the responses, the poll found that 36 percent of voters would vote for Trump again while 44 percent would vote for Clinton.

4 percent said they would vote for Libertarian Gary Johnson and 2 percent said they would vote for Jill Stein of the Green Party. Other options allowed respondents to choose not to vote in this hypothetical situation, to decline to vote, or choose someone else.

When these options were taken away and people were asked to choose between Trump or Clinton, the number of people who would vote for Trump increased to 40 percent while Clinton surpassed him with 50 percent. The survey was conducted online between September 14 and September 15 among 1,000 registered voters. The results were weighted for age within gender, region, race and ethnicity, income and education. The margin of error is plus or minus 3.2 percentage points.

During the 2016 election, Clinton had won the popular vote with 48.2 percent. Trump still managed to win the Electoral College and land the presidency.

"In 2016, I think a bunch of Americans thought to themselves "let's just blow things up and see what happens,'" John Podesta, Clinton campaign chief, said to Hill.TV regarding the poll. "Now that they have actually seen what happens, they wish they could get back to the strong, steady leadership that Hillary has always provided."

"I think that the [44] percent or so that said they supported Hillary Clinton, that's not enough to get you reelected," Democratic pollster Molly Murphy told Hill.TV regarding the poll. "I think that that's people who liked Hillary Clinton who still like her, and still would vote for her again," she continued.

A different survey conducted by Hill.TV showed that 46 percent of people approved of Trump while his disapproval rating is higher at 54 percent.

In a poll conducted by the Republican National Committee in September, 45 percent of respondents said they would vote for a Republican candidate who supports President Trump, while 50 percent said they would choose a Democratic candidate who would be a check and balance for the president.